Christmas trees are decorated and stockings are hung above the fireplace. While candies and small toys are common stocking stuffers, this year, consider giving a gift that can keep on giving. Here is a list of stocking stuffer ideas for children to keep those pearly whites shining through the holidays and into 2017.

  • Sport mouth guard: Purchase a store-bought mouth guard like the CustMbite MVP Mouthguard or make an appointment for custom-fit mouth guard.
  • Toothbrush – Upgrade to an electric brush, which cleans better than a manual. One of the best options is the Oral-B Pro-Health For Me Rechargeable Toothbrush
  • Tooth Timer – Implement a timer in your brushing routine to ensure your child brushes for the required two minutes.
  • Silly Toothbrush Holder – Add a little fun to around the sink!
  • Tooth Fairy Box – Provide a safe place for the Tooth Fairy to find teeth.
  • Flavored Toothpaste and Floss – Switch up the daily routine with a new flavor. Dr. Carianna recommends the Crest brand.
  • Waterpik – If flossing is a struggle, try a waterpik! Waterpiks are easier for small children to reach impossible molars than flossing.
  • Books – Read your child a fun story about going to the dentist to eradicate fear and to generate excitement before the next visit like Curious George Visits the Dentist by H.A. Ray or Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer.
  • Chattering Teeth – Include a comforting toy, such as a stuffed animal, for your child to bring to the next dental appointment.

Continue a year’s worth of oral care, and brush with your child. Remember to brush twice a day, floss daily, and avoid too many sticky candies.

To schedule an appointment or for more stocking stuffer ideas call Champagne Pediatric Dentistry at 775.359.3934, or visit